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cementmaker dipped to restructure its european operations. they could put charges of over 500 million francs. carolin has more out for us out of europe. >> hey, ross. let's take a look at the market reaction. initially, the reaction on the markets is quite subdued. now accelerating its declines, off by 7.1%, the second worst decliner on the market. let's come back to holcim. it is responding to the sluggish construction environment in europe and that is why it's restructuring its european operations. it is taking a $440 charge on write-offs for property plan and equipment. on top of that, it sees an additional 1100 million swiss francs in costs for the fourth quarter. so the overall hit to the fourth quarter will be 500 million swiss francs. it does say that the rebound will save around $120 million swiss francs annually. but overall, analysts are surprised about the size of the additional write-offs that will be booked in the fourth quarter. but holcim is trying to reassure investors this morning, saying there is still potential for a dividend payout for 2012 but that decision will be taken
to an absolute tax revolution in a country like france, doesn't it? >> well, i think it's a big departure from french people, and overall population for sure. and a real tax revolt would be for them to kick, you know, the people who govern them and have been for all of these years out of power and actually truly market oriented. stuart: are you french? >> yes. you're speaking in terms of free markets in france. >> yeah, imagine that. stuart: wait a second, prime minister hollande, the prime minister for six months or something like that, the guy who instituted the 70% tax. >> he campaigned on it. stuart: and people voted him in. >> the irony, the 75% tax rate is called a patriot, you know-- which made me laugh because the french are everything, but patriotic. stuart: and you've got people like depardu leaving and people are saying he's a hero for leaving, and not paying the patriotic tax, that's a repudiation of the tax and repudiation of the socialists? >> it could be. remember, like he's not the first one to leave. so first left-- before that. >> and he went back after years and moved his--
across america, the world, pouring in to show support. >> people from japan, cairo, egypt, france, poland. but everybody, even all over the united states here. >> reporter: from portland, oregon, 26 wreaths for each innocent life lost. and from sanford, north carolina, 26 christmas trees donated. >> through the strategy, i wanted them to feel love from all over. >> reporter: firefighter anthony carpenter helped line the trees along the entrance to sandy hook elementary. >> i would say within an hour, they were all decorated. >> reporter: from long island, new york, 26 ornaments. >> they are not alone. >> yeah. >> yeah, not alone. >> reporter: children from ft. stuart, georgia, sending toys to children in newtown in time. christmas. from all over the world, 2 million people signing this card online, offering their condolences and love. free hot coffee for the whole town from someone in los angeles. >> reporter: maxiline ramos manages newton general store and >> their lives will never be the same. it goes along way. >> reporter: maxiline ramos manages newton general store and says coffee wa
and there are shootings and killings in norway and france and germany, but there hasn't been 61 mass killings like there have been in this country to a sense columbine. >> and the nra facebook page has gone dark. we will speak with lisa graves about big guns and big money. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. residents of newtown, connecticut, have begun holding the first of many kernels for the 27 victims killed in friday's shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. on monday, noah pozner and jack pinto, 06 years old, were laid to rest in small caskets. more funerals are slated today including two more 6-year-old victim's, james mattioli and jessica rekos. at the white house, president obama convened a meeting with top officials to discuss ways to respond to the newtown massacre, including potential proposals for gun control. pressed for details, white house press secretary jay carney reduced offer any specifics on how obama plans to address the nation's gun violence. >> is a complex problem that will require
to the rest of the world, if you look at germany, uk, japan, france, all of whom have very strong gun regulations, we have more gun deaths in one week than they have in an entire year, and the incidents -- the number of times in which guns inside a home are used for self-defense are exceedingly small, on the order of maybe 1 in 15, 1 in 20 as compared to the number of times when a gun is used either for suicide or a homicide. anybody that looks at the data here is quite clear that on the whole, particularly things like assault weapons, create far, far more kor nage in th carnage in this country than they prevent. to a large extent the reason why i think progressives have not been able to mount an effective campaign for sensible gun laws, it's been a failure of the progressive movement, and i think that will now change with progressives. they must realize they have to make this an election issue. all of the polls show that the public is widely in favor of sensible gun regulations. i will point out what i said on friday. president clinton after columbine when we were meeting in the oval
to others across the country. in france. the government has thrown out a plan to tax the country's ultra-rich at a 75 percent rate. the tax was one of the president's campaign promises. however, a consititutional council says the amount was excessive. some felt that the tax would not solve the country's fiscal problems. and would only push wealthy people out of the country. france's most famous actor, gerard dep-ard-doo, recently moved to belgium to avoid taxes. meanwhile, unemployment in france rose in november for the 19th straight month. coming up on kron 4 news weekend, ??is "mcdreamy" trading in his scalpel for a coffee apron? we'll be checking out all things hollywood with all today's entertainment news in just a few minutes. music) >> from billie holiday. open >> she is so good she is going be playing at the new year's eve at the razz room >> it is great to have you. and i love hearing your music you can do all types of great sounds. can you tell me who inspired you? >> i started loving the little rascals and i also loved darla. [laughter] . i thought that you were going to say th
, french actor gerard depardu, he is leaving home, leaving france because of higher taxes and handed in his passport. now, the french prime minister has some choice words for mr. depardu. he's obviously in the happy with him and find out exactly what he said at ten o'clock eastern time this morning. time is money. 30 seconds, here is what else we've got for you, an in japan, again, a landslide win, so, what's the new prime minister going to do about the world's worst debt problem? print more money and stimulate more, too. build more infrastructure. will that work? we have our own resident japan expert. question, is jeff immelt's cozy relationship with the president costing general electric shareholders money? we will be discussing it. and i lost on friday when i questioned "the washington po " post's" claim that the senate would be better with more women. i'm not done debating that. more coming up on this program today. and we want to hear from you as well. send your e-mails to varney@foxbusiness.com and we read them on the air. and we read all of them, by the way. i've got news, clearwire
much indeed. >> try this one, gerard depardieu is leaving france over higher taxes while he's willing to let go of his passport not going to give you up the frommage, that would be the cheese. ♪ >> gerard depardieu is leaving france and moving to belgium, but he's taking cheese with him. yep, he was spotted in a paris cheese shop yesterday and depardieu moving to anew high-- avoid new higher taxes in france. . >> and i love he's had a quintuple bypass and he's buying cheese. stuart: wait a minute, i didn't know he had a quinn ttuple bypa. >> and someone exercises their rights as a citizenship and avoids higher taxes and i say it [speaking french] . stuart: i any comment, charles. charles: he paid 145 million euros in taxes. 145 million euros in taxes and amazing. >> over 45 years. stuart: wow. charles: and i mean, this is a job creator that they're chasing out this have country and by the way, you know what else is going on, and the children of the rich are shipped out. even the rich in spain, the children all of them are saying to their kids study and live abroad. their foundation
to raise the debt ceiling. dennis: what is a few hundred billion between france? coming up on our all-star panel, stop dithering in washington and get a deal done? cheryl: there's more hope for housing recovery. the national cessation of home builders now with the latest survey showing home builder confidence at its highest level since april of 2006. joining me is the ceo of the n h b and a lot of analysts were looking for that 50 mark and the index breaking through and what happened? >> just like everybody else, our members are watching the fiscal cliff discussions and potential implications of raising taxes on small businesses, small-businesses the 70% of the everybody else we are holding our breath and hovering just below 50%. cheryl: what do you remember about the mortgage interest deduction? that is on the table in the fiscal cliff, and you worry about housing? >> absolutely. with this recovery in release stages we are concerned about anything that would kill the markets and raising taxes on small business, and when the signs are positive, just a little more cautious than we thou
the area. >>> and in france today during mass at noter dame cathedral. the arch bishop of paris asked worshipers to pray for the victims and the families of newton. >>> and president obama asked for changes to happen and to keep politics from getting on the way. >> are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage? >> friday's tragedy has renewed calls for changing the country's gun control laws. ktvu's patti lee tells us ability a push by a california lawmaker. >> is this the way we want america to go? the rights of a few overcome the safety of the majority. i don't think so. >> reporter: today feinstein announced she would reintroduce the country's ban on assault weapons that expired in 2004. >> president obama has a perfect opportunity now in his second term to take a tough position but getting it through a republican congress, not going to happen. >> reporter: don p era ta worked with feinstein to expand california's ban on assault weapons in 1989 after a mass killing in a stockton schoolyard. he says despite the outrage sparked by that tragedy, califo
imposed that ban earlier, armstrong's seven tour de france victories were erased. armstrong signaled he has no intention of appealing the ban before today's deadline. >>> time, now, for more sports. >> here is espn news. >> good morning. randy scott here with your "sportscenter" update. great night in the nba. a great finish in phoenix. it was the knicks taking on the suns. no carmelo anthony. no raymond felton for new york. yet, they're only down two. 15 seconds to play. j.r. smith, never met a shot he hasn't liked. had a season-high 27 points. but he saved his best for last. one second to play. here's mike breen on the call. >> smith catches, shoots. puts it up. puts it in at the buzzer. j.r. smith with another game-winner. >> mike breen, calling it as he sees it. his second game-winner there for j.r. smith in the month of december. celebrate however you want, young fella. >>> then, it's steve nash and the lakers. they're taking on the nuggets in denver. the nuggets got taken by the clippers in los angeles. kobe bryant tried to do the same. he went for 40. he has 4 40-point games this
from you again. but we didn't. quite the opposite. and we came together to france, they all chose humanity, instead of anarchy, instead of denial. and then i believe that my generation can teach some others. >> elie wiesel with the message of piece. that is the cbs evening news. merry christmas and good night. i'm brian hackney in for aln martin. we' christmas storm. rain co >>> good evening and merry christmas. >> we are keeping an eye on our christmas storm, rain coming down all over the bay area tonight. a live look at the traffic on interstate 80 at university avenue in berkeley. >> and here is a live look at california's great america in santa clara where the second annual global winter wonderland kicked of a couple of hours ago. >> let's go right to cbs 5's paul dana. >> it's been lit up like a christmas tree so to speak. this is three hours of history right here. look at the rain fall here moving east towards sacramento and central valley and we are looking at the rain fall continuing for a while. here is a look at what we have going on right now with the live radar. we'll
capacity by 11% since 2005. mary frances fagan works for american airlines, which canceled 377 flights on thursday. >> to the degree we have the capability of adding flights to very popular destinations we do that, and i'm sure other carriers that have that capability do as well. >> reporter: but not everyone is going to one of those very popular destinations, scott. and for those who are not, the message from the airlines is "patience, please." >> pelley: dean, thanks very much. we found another sign that the economy is recovering and we'll tell you about it next. tell you about it next. i have what science calls the nightly stuffy nose thing. i can't breathe, so i can't sleep. and the next day i pay for it. i tried decongestants... i tossed and turned... i even vaporized. and then i fought back with drug-free breathe right. these nasal strips instantly open my nose, like a breath of fresh air. i was breathing and sleeping better. [ female announcer ] exercise your right to breathe right. get two free strips at breatheright.com. hey it's your right to breathe right. get two free strip
1830s in postrevolution france that somehow universally appealing. >> what he has done so brilliantly is actually tell the story of the human condition. that it's never easy. there's never -- it's never always happiness. ♪ can i conceal myself forever more ♪ >> that is why people relate to t. >> how difficult is it to take something that's been in the theater for so long to film? >> the intersection between broadway and hollywood is really dangerous corner. look at "phantom of the opera" was a flop. "chorus line" was a flop. "rent" was a flop. "evita" was a sort of -- yeah it was a flop. ♪ so many questions and answers ♪ >> but what makes "les mis" very different from other musical films is this time, the actors were singing live, not lipsynching to a track they had already recorded. the cameras were right in their faces, showing off the bad teeth prosthetics and dirt splotches, creating a lot of raw emotion on screen. >> i cried when all the characters would die, 'cause it was really sad. >> i cried. i laughed. and it made me think about the things i'm going through. >> indus
staff told to leave the country. un pulling out 200 personnel and france is deploying soldiers around their embassy and all of this as a coalition advances on the capital. there has been increased activity by the lord's resistance and special forces are hunting infamous leaders and i want to bring in richard roth. there was a ceasefire, but it is not holding. what's the end goal for the rebel groups in central africa. >> i asked an african affairs expert on foreign relations. his answer, these rebels want money and power. don't look for anything more lofty than that. the central african republic is a country many americans and others don't hear that much about. they heard of the troubles in countries like the democratic republic of congo and sudan. it is the central african republic and many analysts say the inspiration for these certainly inspired by what has been going on in congo and this is a mineral rich country loaded with uranium, gold, diamonds and there is a lot to shoot for. it has been a very unstable country for decades. coop after coop has been involved and there is has b
the rest of that story. heather: then there is that. france's socialist government promising to keep fighting for higher taxes on the rich after its controversial 75% super tax was ruled unconstitutional. greg palkot is live for us in london with these details. hi, greg. >> reporter: hey, heather. you think the wrangle over higher taxes in the states is serious check out what is happening in france. just over the weekend the french constitutional court said a planned 75% tax on those earning the equivalent of $1.3 million or more a year should be thrown out as unfair. it had already been blasted by government critics as anti-entrepreneur and anti-business. one skeptic branding it as fiscal bludgeoning. the government trying to balance the budget on the backs of the rich. it sparked a anecdotal rush of high rollers from the french exits including a well-known actor gerard depardieu who will move next door to belgium. french president hollande is not really defeated. court through a tax out more on a technicality. the government is planning to issue a reworded tax bill soon and there a
wine. you get in a car in paris, go 90 miles east and you'll be in a beautiful park in france. but they're not the only people and place you can get sparkling wine from. i brought five fantastic sparkling wines. it's a party now. they come from different places in the world where sparkling wines come from. they're all $20 or less. you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun. >> let's go through them. cava from spain is $9. i drink a lot of that. >> this sounds like a law firm in barcelona. some of the most amazing sparkling wines and values come from spain and it's only $9. it's made like a champagne but doesn't cost lime one. >> how much is that? >> it's $12. it's absolutely a party in a bottle. >> if you go to italy, whether you're in rome or venice, you'll see literally everybody on new year's eve walking around with it. this is a very good one. >> and then a sparkling wine from australia. >> it's unusual. >> yeah. i've never heard of that. >> people think of australia gives us chardonnay and others. this is jacob's creek. ice made exactly like a champagne, chardonnay
bermuda onion. sabryna naps journal when she went to cooking school in france. i don't know if he is the main guy we want out there right now. i stay out of the way. yes, sir, mr. president. no, sir, mr. president. may i have another, mr. president? a little animal house alit ration there. i don't know what's going -- on i'm bored by it i hope they get some kind of deal. this is an interesting deal. best places in which to be born. not to live. just to be born. >> all right. >> okay? >> all right. >> this comes from the economists intelligence unit there they are: no mention of the u.s.a. we are 16. so let's take the top three. switzerland, australia, norway. hey. miller? >> and they're all the same to me. one has got the alps in the middle. one has got a big rock in the middle. all these places that are cold, i don't want to be the mayor of a hamlet in lap land. knock i could care less. sweden, are you kidding me? incorporate march bergman was an optimist. he saw thed me cup half full. they comp everything over there. even your state run funeral after you off yourself in your la
theories and major motion picture drove folks to turn out en masse in mexico, france, russia, britain, serbia, turkey, china and elsewhere. now the big question, since we're still here, what to to do about dinner? it could be end of traumatic stay in mexican jail for former u.s. marine arrested on vacation. correspondent steve harrigan has the story of an effort to get their son home for the holidays. >> john hammer's family goal was to get him home by christmas now. his parents, lawyer and congresswoman all say they expect his release today. >> amen, hallelujah, wonderful early christmas president for the family. the community rallied for john's liberty. >> the 27-year-old former marine is a combat veteran who served in iraq and afghanistan. after treatment for post traumatic stress disorder he and another former marine bought a used winnebago and planned surfing trip through mexico and costa rica. hammer's family maintains he declared the antique rifle he planned to use the hunt birds to custom agents on both sides of the border. he was arrested after entering mexico a taken to the
on one trip to france and i saw how hard she works. >> tire you out even, wolf in. >> i was exhausted but she kept on moving and moving. we, of course, wish secretary of state hillary clinton a speedy recovery. she's suffering from a stomach virus, became dehydrated, fainted, and sustained a concussion. she's at home recouping and doctors are taking care of her. >>> we're here in connecticut. we're watching this horrific tragedy unfold. there is new information coming out. we're standing by, by the way, for a news conference. we expect to get the names of the victims. 20 children, for example, 20 of those 26 people shot in this elementary school behind me here in connecticut. we're going to get those names fairly soon. this is a massacre that has resonated not only here but around the country. josh levs is joining us. >> we lost wolf. i'm going to take over. here's what i want to talk to you about. this is victims and survivors of columbine. 14 years ago. a lot of you might not realize, be people who were at that massacre, two people came to school and killed 14 people before taking t
the guns? we doesn't have that in france. >> some of the kids were as young as 5. >> nowhere but in america. and that's sad. >> reporter: but more than anything it seemed what dejected people the most was the hard realization that safe havens aren't. >> the thought that you can't send your kids to school and trust they will be safe, it's just, you know, just devastating. i don't want to think that there is that kind of evil in the world. >> reporter: in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> the violence in connecticut prompted several bay area police departments to step up their schools' presence today. oakland, fremont, san leandro and palo alto all increased school patrols. the san francisco schools already have resource officers. extra police or not schools across the bay area are also addressing tragedy in connecticut. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is in san francisco with a look at how local school districts are handling it. >> reporter: schools across the bay area have spent the day reassuring parents that, yes, they are doing everything they can to keep their children as safe as possible.
in australia and france and the uk and happens in japan, but for some reason i don't see them grieving over 20 children that have been slain in their schools. that does come down to a question of our gun problem and gun culture and the way we cope with it. i know the families in this town when they are past their grieving and they never will be, but one of the things people want to do here in newtown united is to give them a platform and a voice and let's hear what they have to say. >> two things you mentioned. newtown united and the goals for the organization. you mentioned having knew or met nancy lanza. can you give impressions of her from meeting her? >> it is a small town and a bunch of us play tuesday night ultimate frisbee in one of the local playing fields. we want to have a beer and we go to this place called my place. you have seen it on the news. nancy was i don't want to say a regular, but she was there and i chatted with her. a seemingly pleasant person and i'm sure she was. that's it. that's how small towns work, right? when i wait and saw i knew a number of people who lost a lov
, in germany, in france, in south korea, in japan, all of whom have very strong gun control laws, you see that there are probably somewhere between maybe only a couple dozen to a couple hundred handgun related deaths a year. so we have a handgun vie -- a gun violence epidemic in this country that's unlike what is occurring anywhere else amongst our industrial counterparts, and you consider the arguments that the nra makes, the principal argument they have made to hold up legislation for 15 years is people need guns in their homes for self-defense. this has been studied by countless study all of which have found the same thing. guns inside the home are used very, very frequently, a tiny percentage of instances. almost all the times when guns inside a home are used, they are used in a suicide or in a homicide or some other kind of assault. and i remember when we were trying to get gun violence legislation passed in the wake of columbine. i remember being invited to meet with president clinton inside the oval office, and he said to me as we were walking out the door that day, he said, you kn
were there. australia, russia, italy, france. england, germany. all over the world. following this story. all the major networks were there. you know, cnn was there, of course. and so this is an international event. and so the churches have a particular role when something like this happens. that is to help people make some kind of sense of it. when it first happened, everyone, including me was in a state of complete shock. i heard, i'm the same as anyone else, a sense of sickening sense of how could this possibly happen. and you try to wrap your mind around it. and comprehend that you can't, it's just impossible. even the ways that we typically try to understand events like this through psychology and they say the man was disturbed and things like that. he certainly was. but in a war, you can understand the cultural and political tensions like this, for a natural disaster this goes way beyond that. even a very sick mentally ill individual, could never just because of that, commit a crime so horrendous. so you're thrown back, on religious concepts, that's the only way to under
tour de france victories were erased. he's signaled he has no intention of appealing the ban. >> and some of the french folks armstrong may have rode past are breaking a holiday season tab u and selling their unwanted presents. >> they might be on to something there. that's exactly what they were doing at this store in paris yesterday. patrons saying it's better than regifting. and during tough times, any bit of money counts. >> and 52% of french people are planning to make money from their gifts. and maybe the other 40% are lying about it. you all know you've gotten a bad christmas present before. i have family members, you will remain nameless because we're on national television, and you're like, what am i supposed to do with this? i would think that they would be happy for you if you could make money off of it. >> regifting is almost a way of saving money any way. >> have you regifted? >> i'm trying to think. >> you have. >> i think we all have. >> you know you have. >> i've regifted. when you get that third or fourth toaster that you don't need anymore, what are you goin
on what doom sayers camped out at this mountain in france are doing today. they have been there for days believing that when the end of the world came a ufo would come to the mountain and rescue them. >>> got milk? you could be in for a major shock. mandy is here with what's moving your money. prices, i saw this headline and couldn't believe it. 6 to $8 a gallon? >> it is unbelievable. that is if congress does not pass a new farm bill, chris, that amends farm policy that dates back to the truman presidency. obviously this has been kind of lost in that brouhaha of what's going on between the obama administration and republicans over the fiscal cliff and the budget wranglings, and there is believe it or not an impasse over a farm bill that covers billions in agricultural programs and without last minute action they would have to follow a 1949 farm law that would force washington to buy milk at wildly inflated prices which therefore means we would have to pay the wildly inflated prices as well when we go to buy milk at the supermarket. now it costs an average around 3.65 a gallon. if we go
. what was going to disagreements. the disagreements that canada, france and mexico and many other countries. but there's a mechanism we can all go to for a mutual refereeing of those issues are the wto is one way we can do that and the president has insisted that we do that. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> i'm sorry, i didn't have a chance to read the article. so i'm not familiar with everything else has mentioned the article. it's a question two minutes before the election there was this big tough on china team. >> in terms of the military, and that was announced almost a year before that. but what set off the discussion at the pit it was the announcement of joint exercises with australia and rotating about 2000 marines to australia. i don't think cheney should be fearful of 2000 marines in australia, but a lot of the dvd in terms of military collaboration with countries in the asia-pacific region involve responding to disasters at giving people the technical ability to respond to natural disasters and disaster relief. our engagement with other countries throughout the asia-pacific re
. the next highest was france and germany. united king come 9.6. and germany and france on many measures are getting better healthcare out comes than we are. and we know if you fast forward to 2012 we're not spending that, we're over 18%. 1 in every 6 dollars in this economy is going to healthcare. and however much one saves on healthcare, 40% of that flows through to the federal government because the federal government is paying 40% of healthcare in this country, actually something more than that. there is lots of room to save money in this healthcare system and there by save money in medicare and medicaid. we're talking about a very small percentage about what we intend to spend over the next ten years in the savings that are being discussed. the same is true on discretionary savings. the president called for $200 billion. but if we put it in perspective we're going to spend in the domestic accounts in the next ten years $11.6 trillion. so a $200 billion savings is 1.7% of what we're forecast to spend. thanally can't save less 2%? of course we can. i think we've as a country, both sid
france to tour deshame, lance armstrong's name is tarnished over doping allegations that haunted him for much of his cycling career. he is stripped of all seven titles. hulk hogan gets his hands outside the ring. his sex tape going viral this year. elmo puppeteer kevin clash resigning after 28 years, accused of having sex with underage boys. >> 9 clash 9 clash 9. >> and 9/9/9 all but forgotten. herr maine cane -- herman cain ending a presidential bid saying cheating rumors were ruining his marriage. arnold schwarzenegger with very public details on his cheating scandal. the 22-year-old kristin stewart admitting guessing too cozy with her director. john travolta has two male therapists file lawsuits against him claiming sexual assault. and the paparazzi getting, well, up close and personal with a topless sun-bathing kate middleton. >> what do you have to say about the verdict? >> 2012, one of the most infamous cases of sexual abuse. former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years behind bars for sexually abusing young boys. the late -- [inaudible] of th
, and spain and italy, and france. they all grow slow of the they have extremely high unemployment rates. we would have a slow economy and high unemployment forever if we taxed ourselves like that. gregg: all right. >> this idea that somehow you can't tax the middle class or we won't, it's impossible. if we keep --. gregg: that is a bad idea, right, i get it. i get it. vat. that i get. >> value-added tax is the worst thing. gregg: brian, what is the solution? >> yeah. i, well, if i were king for a day and told to make the economy grow faster, i would cut the size of our federal government. we need to cut spending everywhere because, the best our economy has done in the last 30 years is during the '80s and '90s. that's when ronald reagan and bill clinton cut spending. i would take the clinton tax rates, right now, i would take them. gregg: really. >> they won't hurt the economy, if, i got clinton's spending. he spent one-third less on federal government than barack obama is today, one-third less. we've increased the size of the government by over 33%. gregg:er hereby announce you king for a d
five, france. taxes are an issue there. i think the election of francois alaund and his rate on the top end as well as some of the other things he's doing in france, lowering the retirement age, this is sort of a litmus test in some ways and it's important. maybe richard can tell me i need to learn more about the british tax code. icons on the edge. a number of names you know at home, jcpenney, best buy stock has been hammered, the maker of the blackberry, once iconic, now struggling. >> they're gone. >> they're not gone. >> last one. congratulations. >> they're struggling, and i think it's the end of an era for some companies. the $25 billion bank settlement, a huge deal. some people said it was not enough. whatever your thoughts are, it was a big story. facebook, you remember them? they have come back in the last six weeks. everyone thought this was an ipo that was going to soar. >> who manages that company? >> mark zuckerberg. that guy right there. >> poorly, i would submit. >> he built it, so who are we to judge, right? maybe the public company is a different story, but that ipo flo
day google france you can't build your own app friends you define your own app. >> juice content and that france and th app is ready to install owe created this apph some of my friends who have a similar goal. as time goes on we can encourage each other. >> if that is your new year's resolution it can get that accomplished on and they want. >> a lorry segall laue segtal. gall. >> a program reminder coming up at the kron 4 news dr. phil. you could get a brand new episodes weekdays at 4 in the afternoon. >> welcome back to the kron four normorning news. >> time for 38 and a list of worst to be banished from the queen's english or misuse, overuse and general usefulness you--use less nsf and this will alert spoiler is on oone of the words on that list. >> others include kick the can down the road, trending and bucket list. super food, a ballroom, jock there is a double down. >> the for is receiving the most votes is a cliff. >> the non-binding tongue in cheek list is released every year by northern michigan's lake superior state university. >> kim karsashian is 12 weeks longer pregna
enlisted in the only second regimental combat team. he saw combat in italy and southern france and was badly wounded during an engagement for which he was awarded the distinguished service cross, which was later upgraded to the medal of honor. the highest award for military valor. with financial assistance from the g.i. bill, inouye graduated from the university of hawaii and the george washington university law school. when hawaii became a state on august 21, 1959, daniel inouye won elections for the united states house of representatives is the new states first congressman. later collected the united states senate in 1962, he currently is serving his eighth term in the united states senate. in our earlier interview is in the series, other people we have spoken to have talked about the first time they were sworn in as a member of congress. in 1959, he became the first member from hawaii. what was that like when you were first on the floor of the house of representatives? >> i have never been on the floor of the chamber, and so it was an awesome experience for me to be among a
of the gunman had just returned, short trip along to a luxury resort in new hampshire. france and greece the years she felt comfortable about leaving her son adam at home unsupervised. >> democrats say that the gop plan will not make it past the senate. beyond that the president has already said he will veto it if it gets to his desk. the back- and-forth continues in congress and hopefully by january 3rd they will get the deal done. we will be back in just a moment. >> the tool yet to yield the camera of america's most popular car fare poorly in a new front crash test by at the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test the camera is a front wheel ended at bending the passenger compartment foot well in word. the steering was pushed off so far the air bags did not deploy. the toyota pre as the hybrid wagon didn't perform any better. it also earned a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and this is to keep his eye she receives the institute's stock rating of good and the crash test. general motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because of that can fly open unex
and i had a chance to spend a little time on one of those trips and she went to france, egypt and tunisia. and i accompanied her on the plane and watched what was going on. she was non-stop. she took that kind of aggressive, non-stop travel to a certain degree from her husband the former president bill clinton. i traveled with him all of the time and he was non-stop, as well. we used to do day trips to bosnia or kosovo or whatever, and hillary clinton was like that. she moved, she moved, she moved, and i suspect we'll see that from john kerry and he knows he has four years to do what he needs to do and he'll try to milk as much of that as he possibly can. there are so many international issues out there on the agenda. i was surprised, i have to say. i thought he would speak after the president nominated him and say a few words and for some reason they decided he would not speak at the roosevelt room. normally they do that, but for whatever reason he didn't. he likes to talk, we know that. >> he does like to talk, and we know as well, secretary clinton when she was the first la
's balanced and asks the wealthiest to pay more. megyn: melissa frances joins us. what are they arguing over? it seems like they are getting close. >> reporter: it seems like it. there is plan "a" and plan "b." plan "a" is the negotiation going on between speaker baron and the president. they are getting close with the president saying we'll raise taxes on people who make $400,000. he bummed it up to $400,000. boehner was at a million. there are thoughts they could settle at $500,000. then plan "b," the backup plan saying we take this bill from the senate. we talk about it in the house, we send it back. that started at $250,000. that one speaker boehner going in with this offer of $million. they might settle in the middle. all of these plans together cut spending by a trillion. so they are kind of -- it's almost this one for one ratio. the good old days we are talk about cutting spending by 3-1. that seems to be gone. it has a feeling like we are getting closer. there are a couple flies in the ointment. there are all the house republicans and conservatives, saying i don't know who speaker bo
in france, a high court has now just struck down a 57% income tax rate on the richest citizens they're saying it's excessive and unfair and unconstitutional. the ruling is a huge blow to the president who had promised during his campaign to raise taxes on the wealthy. katherine field is a correspondent for global radio news and joins us from paris. what did the courts say about this. >> reporter: good morning. the constitutional court said in essence that the tax failed to recognize a quality before public burden. it was going to applied to individuals rather than households. the courted noted that the top rate would apply to a married couple a as if one member were in the income bracket and 57% rate would not apply. so in essence this controversial tax is being rejected on a technicality. it's embarrassing for the socialist president alleand. you know just despite the court is saying the government has not backed down and was within the last few hours and saying the law will be tree ree drafted to con forp with the court's ruling. nevertheless, there is spill widespread support for
ago. in france, true believers flocked to the pyrenees mountains, believing it was the only place that was safe. thousands of tourists flocked to mexico, hoping to celebrate a new era in an ancient mayan city. at the thirsty dog brewing company in akron, ohio, there's a special beer for the occasion. find out if it's our final year. our last few moments on earth, abc has trusted me with this assignment. the scoops of all scoops. as the hour draws near, the moment of truth is here. there's the clock -- three, two, one, okay. there you have it. folks, we're still here. john muller reporting exclusively for abc news, we're still here. >>> back to planning on those last-minute gifts. getting back to life. life goes on. back to you guys. >> thank you, john. >> john did the all-nighter for that. >> good for john. >>> all right, now to those out of control christmas decorations. we love to look at those wild displays every year, but what if you lived next door to one of them, ryan owens joins us from plano, texas. . >> reporter: good morning to you, elizabeth. not only are we all still a
, the comrades rio grille. there are parties in france, brazil, efwhere. >> hopefully it will -- it will bring them luck. >> yes. >>> tara? >> the chp log is looking pretty good at this hour. not a lot of incidents to report. in the south bay, 280 at the 880 split, we have free-flowing traffic. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights. we did have an earlier stall, ate 0 eastbound. that's in the opposite direction of the commute -- 8 eastbound. that's in the on -- 80 eastbound. that's in the opposite direction. steve? >>> tara? >> it's cold. >> it is cold. >> in fact, i just saw a 29- degree reading in partly sunniton. so there are -- in pleasanton. a few high clouds. not much. this system is falling apart. there it is. one part is going north. one part is going south. we're left in between. 20s and 30s. that 37 livermore is at the airport. it's a very localized event. about two blocks away. it's 32. 3 at oakland. that tells you -- 38 at oakland. that tells you it's cold there. you can see how it is beginning to shear apart. sun, then some clouds. ny clouds really take the edge off. bu
stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned for life from the sport. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let the games begin. london ready to put on the biggest show on earth. >> missy franklin! >> it's a gabby gold! >> usain explodes! >> one of the most anticipated matchups of these games. what's your headline? >> ryan lochte takes over. >> so far, these games begin to lochte. >> how do you feel about that headline? >> my talking is done in the pool. >> can lochte come up on phelps? michael phelps is going to win gold! no one has won more. >> i can look back at my career and say, i've done everything exactly the way i wanted to. >> unbelievable! >> the fab five is going gold. >> usa! >> ladies, can i say, you look really good in gold. >> congratulations. >> expectations were very high for 17-year-old missy franklin. >> it's going to be a world record for missy franklin! >> this is just absolutely incredible. >> and he's still the king of the 100! >> i came here to become a legend. i'm now a legend. >> misty and kerry. three peat olympic gold! >> the applause still rains down on oscar pistor
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